Open the door to self care with local NHS Advent Calendar

To help people in our area Live Well this Christmas and embrace self-care, health professionals across mid and south Essex are launching a video advent calendar. It’s aimed at raising awareness of key winter health risks and offers advice on local health services available over the Christmas period – as well as general self-care advice.
 
Join us from December 1st and open a new door on our advent calendar every day to find out top tips on keeping warm in the cold weather, how to keep active, where to go if you’re feeling stressed or worried during the festive season and how to avoid giving the gift of a tummy bug by cooking the turkey correctly! 

Keep antibiotics working

Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk.

That is the message of a campaign running until the end of December which warns people that taking antibiotics when they are not needed put them at risk of a more severe or longer infection.

Basildon and Brentwood CCG is joining forces with NHS colleagues across the region to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance which is seen as one of the most dangerous global crises facing the world today.

CCGs in mid and south Essex to decide on consultation

The Joint Committee of the five clinical commissioning groups are set to consider proposals for public consultation at the end of this month on the future of health and care services across mid and south Essex.

These proposals are a result of detailed work undertaken by clinical teams across health and care organisations to improve the services provided to the 1.2 million people living in mid and south Essex.

A detailed pre-consultation business case and a plan for a period of public consultation will be considered and have been published in draft (http://bit.ly/2mUdsKq) today (23rd November), ahead of the meeting to be held on the 29th November 2017 in the Marconi Suite, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford at 3pm.